"Compassionomics provides the evidence that one simple tool, compassion, can affect not only the outcomes for our patients, but also the financial health of our organizations and the well-being of our providers."
— Donald Berwick, MD
President emeritus, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
A 34-year-old man fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit is on an artificial respirator for over a month. Could it be that his chance of getting off the respirator is not how much his nurses know, but rather how much they care?
A 75-year-old woman is heroically saved by a major trauma center only to be discharged and fatally struck by a car while walking home from the hospital. Could a lack of compassion from the hospital staff have been a factor in her death?
Compelling new research shows that health care is in the midst of a compassion crisis.
In Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference, physician scientists Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli uncover the eye-opening data that compassion could be a wonder drug for the 21st century. Now, for the first time ever, a rigorous review of the science — coupled with captivating stories from the front lines of medicine—demonstrates that human connection in health care matters in astonishing ways. Never before has all the evidence been synthesized together in one place. You will see compelling evidence that:
#COMPASSIONOMICS DAILY: A @HopkinsMedicine study found that #anxiety in #cancer patients is reduced by this:
“I know this is tough to go through and I want you to know I am here with you. We will go through this together. I will be with you each step along the way.”
Whatever happened to empathy? A great @GeraldineDoogue interview on ABC Radio @RadioNational with @Stanford scientist and author of The War for Kindness @zakijam https://t.co/rttHRwA029
#COMPASSIONOMICS DAILY: A @NorthwesternU primary care study measured #compassion opportunities in patient care and compassion responses by #physicians. How long did an opportunity-response take? On average, only 31.5 sec! #MedEd #MedTwitter @PressGaney @theSCCH @GoldFdtn @TheIHI
One of my all time favorite Ted talks. It should be required viewing anyone working in healthcare. #Compassionomics
#COMPASSIONOMICS DAILY: 71% of patients report experiencing a lack of compassion from physicians #medtwitter:
"This book is a vital step forward in transforming health care as we know it."
Senator William H. Frist, MD
Transplant surgeon and former Republican Senate majority leader